The #1 Thing Your Nonprofit Needs to Do to Earn Grant Dollars

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And 9 other tips that help you get there.

Picture of a a tropical island.  No grant is an island.  Use  a cooperative approach when building your proposal. No grant is an island. Use a cooperative approach when building your proposal.

10.  Before applying for a grant, make sure your organization has the capacity to comply with the goals stated in the grant request.   A grant is not a windfall, it’s a promise to perform, document and report on a very specific group of actions.

9.   Determine if the grant program goals are consistent with organizational goals.  There is lots of money available from donors; the secret sauce is finding granting agencies who are like minded.

8.  When stating proposal goals, understand that these are the metrics for which you will later be held accountable.  Make sure you have the data and data collection tools you will need to report back to the granting agency.

7.  Granting agencies are very concerned about fiscal and organizational integrity, make sure your organization’s financial…

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